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How Can I Prevent Angle Irons from Rusting in My Masonry Structure?

How Can I Prevent Angle Irons from Rusting in My Masonry Structure?

Greetings from Maçonnerie Montréal, your trusted partner in premium masonry services in Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, South Shore, and North Shore. We not only aim to build resilient and aesthetically pleasing masonry structures but also endeavour to enlighten you about essential masonry elements and maintenance practices. Today's spotlight is on a vital question, "How can I prevent angle irons from rusting in my masonry structure?"

Understanding the Challenge: Rust on Angle Irons

Before we dive into prevention, it's crucial to appreciate the challenge at hand. Angle irons, the 90-degree angled metals providing structural support and strength in masonry, can succumb to rust. Rust is an iron oxide that forms when iron (or its alloys) reacts with oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture. This corrosion isn't just an aesthetic issue but a severe threat to the structural integrity of your masonry construction.

How to Prevent Rusting of Angle Irons in Masonry

Keeping your angle irons rust-free extends the lifespan and maintains the aesthetics of your masonry structure. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to prevent rust on angle irons:

  1. Selection of Materials: The battle against rust begins even before construction. Choose angle irons made of rust-resistant metals, such as stainless steel or galvanized steel. These metals have a protective layer that resists oxidation, hence preventing rust.
  2. Protective Coatings: Application of protective coatings like paint, primer, or rust-resistant sprays provides an additional barrier against moisture and oxygen, the primary catalysts for rust.
  3. Regular Inspection: Regularly inspect the angle irons in your masonry structure for early signs of rust. Early detection facilitates prompt intervention, halting the progress of rust before it causes significant damage.
  4. Prompt Repairs: If you notice signs of rust, don't delay repairs. Remove the rust using a wire brush, sandpaper, or through professional sandblasting. After rust removal, reapply the protective coating.

Maçonnerie Montréal’s Role in Rust Prevention

At Maçonnerie Montréal, we're committed to preserving the integrity of your masonry structures. Our Angle Iron Repair Services are designed with this in mind.

  1. Professional Inspections: We offer professional inspections to detect and diagnose early signs of rust.
  2. High-Quality Materials: We use corrosion-resistant angle irons and top-grade protective coatings to inhibit rust formation.
  3. Expert Repairs: In case of rust detection, our skilled masons perform comprehensive repairs, from rust removal to reapplication of protective coatings.

Why Choose Maçonnerie Montréal?

  • Experienced Team: Our team of skilled masons brings years of experience and a wealth of expertise in handling angle iron rust issues.
  • Tailored Solutions: We understand that each masonry structure is unique. We provide customized solutions tailored to meet your specific needs.
  • Affordable Pricing: We offer competitive prices without compromising the quality of our services.


Rust prevention in masonry is an essential aspect of maintenance that safeguards your structure's integrity and aesthetics. With Maçonnerie Montréal, you get more than masonry services; you gain a dedicated partner committed to protecting your structure against rust and other elements.

Want to learn more about our services or schedule an inspection? Contact us today! At Maçonnerie Montréal, we build more than just masonry structures; we build trust!